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update -- Redan Wetlands to
Lake Wendouree project
Council recently commenced first next phase of its stormwater harvesting
project, the Redan Wetlands to Lake Wendouree water supply.
The $1 million project, funded by the City of Ballarat and the Victorian
Government, through Regional Development Victoria, involves the
installation of a new pipeline from Redan Wetlands to Lake Wendouree.
The new pipeline will increase Council's capacity to capture and use
stormwater throughout the city. Upon completion, the pipeline will have
the capacity to divert 200 - 400 megalitres of stormwater per year to Lake
The pipeline will also assist in the ongoing irrigation of three sporting
grounds, Morshead Park, Trekardo Park and Western Oval, providing long
term benefits to sporting clubs and residents who use these parks.
Local company Pipecon Pty Ltd was awarded the tender and began works
last month. Another local company, TGM Group Pty Ltd, was also involved
in the project, completing the design and managing the construction phase.
Girrabanya Centre for
Children and Families
The new and expanded Girrabanya Centre for Children and Families is now open.
The new centre brings together a number of Council's valuable family and
children's services to offer a 'one stop shop' for local families.
The new centre is one of five Maternal and Child Health Centres in the
municipality. Centres also operate at:
• Wendouree, Cooinda Centre, 10 Learmonth Street
• Mt Clear, 2 Dallas Avenue
• Buninyong, 208 Learmonth Street
• Sebastopol, 183 Albert Street
Council provides developmental screening and consultation for all children
aged 0 - 6 years through its Maternal and Child Health program. As part of the
program, Maternal and Child Health Nurses conduct consultations to monitor
growth and development of babies and children, and to provide support to
parents. Hearing, vision, speech and language, fine and gross motor skills,
social and emotional development and growth are assessed at key ages.
Maternal and Child Health Nurses provide up-to-date health information and
referral where required and advice on a wide variety of parenting and child
related topics. They also offer an immunisation service to babies and children.
Visits are recommended at the following ages: newborn, two weeks, four
weeks, eight weeks, four months, eight months, twelve months, eighteen
months, two years and three and half years old.
For more information or to make an appointment with a Maternal and Child
Health Nurse contact 5320 5744 or 5320 5684.
Above: Maternal and Child Health Nurse Rosemary McKinnon with baby Johnny
Below: City of Ballarat Team Leader Engineering Development Phillip Kennedy
with Cr Craig Fletcher at Redan Wetlands
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